April is Sexual Assault Awareness/Action Month (SAAM), a time for us to raise awareness and commit to action to prevent sexual assault and violence in our campus community. Sexual violence is a public health issue that requires community prevention and response.  We are grateful to the numerous campus partners who've collaborated to develop this year's slate of SAAM Programs. 

The calendar will be updated as more details finalized, so do check back throughout the month.

SAAM Program Calendar 2023


RHA x CAPE SAAM Trivia Night
Wear Teal Day
  • Wednesday, April 12th
  • Show your support for survivors by wearing the official color of SAAM and sexual violence prevention.
  • Tag @cape_osu in an Instagram story of your teal!
CAPE, CAPS, EOA & OSU Assist Open Forum
Letter Writing to Incarcerated Survivors 
  • Wednesday, April 19th; 2:30-4:30pm
  • Pride Center (Student Experience Center 112)
  • Build connection, community and coalition with incarcerated survivors by writing a letter of support and participating in a collaborative art piece. Materials will be provided. There will be free food, and you will be entered into a prize raffle for attending!
  • Coordinated by the Craft Center, Pride Center & the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE)
SAAM Crafternoon
  • Thursday, April 20th; 12-2pm
  • Hattie Redmond Women & Gender 
  • Join the Hattie Redmond Women &Gender Center (HRWGC) for our weekly Crafternoon. Stop by anytime between 12-2pm to make our craft of the week, tin lanterns, and bring them with you to Take Back the Night on April 26th!
Survivor Love & Support Letters
SAAM Activity Fair 
  • Tuesday, April 25th; 11am-3pm
  • Memorial Union Quad
  • Join the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE), the SAAM Planning Committee, and campus and community organizations for a SAAM activity fair! Stop by to learn more about upcoming SAAM events and available resources while enjoying creative activities and ice cream from the OSU Creamery.
Denim Day Tabling
  • Wednesday, April 26th; 11am-2pm
  • Memorial Union, Brick Mall
  • Denim Day originated from a 1999 ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturning a rape conviction. The justices reasoned that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans when she was harmed, she must have helped the perpetrator remove her jeans, thereby implying her consent. The following day, the women legislators in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor—a particularly significant show of support because jeans defied the Parliament dress code. Denim Day has since grown into a national campaign that emphasizes the importance of folks in power demonstrating their support for survivors, and encourages our leaders, community members and students to wear denim to protest the misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and show their support for survivors. Learn more about Denim Day here
  • We invite our OSU community to take part in Denim Day this year by wearing denim to express solidarity with survivors and commit to action to prevent sexual violence on our campus. Stop by the MU Brick Mall anytime during 11am-2pm to take photobooth-style pictures in your denim, and tag @cape_osu in an Instagram story of your denim on April 26th to be entered into a prize raffle!
Take Back the Night
  • Wednesday, April 26th; 6-10pm
  • Memorial Union Lounge
  • Take Back the Night is an internationally recognized event that brings communities together to believe and support survivors of sexual violence in a safe, confidential space. This year’s Take Back the Night at OSU will feature keynote speakers, student performers, a survivor speakout and an on-campus march.
  • Note: There will be an exception made to the responsible employee requirement of Oregon Stage University for this event regarding any disclosure of sexual assault. Confidential CAPS counselors and CAPE advocates on site to provide support and connection to resources.
SAAM Crafternoon
  • Thursday, April 27th; 12-2pm
  • Hattie Redmond Women & Gender 
  • Join the Hattie Redmond Women &Gender Center (HRWGC) for our weekly Crafternoon. Stop by anytime between 12-2pm to make our craft of the week, spray painted tote bags using stencils with SAAM themes. 
Imagining Intersectional Sex Education
  • Thursday, April 27th; 4-6pm
  • Memorial Union 109
  • Join Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL) and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE) for a conversation about the importance of comprehensive sexual education through a story circle format. With an emphasis on sexual health, lived experiences, and conversations around consent, explore how sex education can become more diverse, inclusive, and safe for all communities at OSU and beyond.